May 13, 2005

Tracksters Compete at IC4A/ECAC Championships

May 13, 2005

Princeton, NJ - On the final day of the IC4A/ECAC Championships, three more Bears took All-East honors with their top finishes.

Junior Ray Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) came off his Heptagonal title in the high jump to take the runner-up honors in the IC4As. He successfully cleared 6-10.75 and passed on the next height in order to attempt 7-0.75, but did not clear the bar despite two strong attempts.

Sophomore Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) competed in the final round of the 800-meter run, taking fourth out of the highly competitive field with a 2:08.18.

Junior Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) ran a personal best in the 1,500-meter finals, clocking 3:49.58 to take seventh overall.

The Bears travel next to the NCAA East Regionals held on Randall's Island, NY on the weekend of May 27.

Saturday's recap-The Bears continued to turn in strong performances on the second day of the IC4A/ECAC Championships.

On the women's side, sophomore Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) raced to a time of 2:08.36 in the 800-meter run, which qualifies her for the finals on Sunday. Frosh Akilah King (Medford, MA) clocked 24.82 in the 200-meter dash, following up her scoring performance in the event at Heptagonals last weekend. Senior Fara Kitton (Bellmore, NY) was timed at 14.78 in the 100-meter hurdles.

Freshman Tiffany Chang (Lafayette, CA) came off her third-place Heptagonal pole vault performance to take seventh at 11-7.75. Senior co-captain Jill Lynch (Racine, WI) threw the discus for 148-04.

For the men's team, two Bears harriers qualified for the finals in the 1,500-meter run. Senior co-captain Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, ME) clocked 3:49.62 and junior Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) came across the line at 3:49.77. Sophomore Paul Rosiak (Woodridge, NJ) followed up his runner-up performance at Heps with a javelin mark of 191-02.

The competition for the Bears will resume tomorrow on the field with the men's shot put at 10:30 AM and on the track with the men's 1500-meter finals at 12:40 PM.

Friday's recap-The Bears competed tonight at Princeton in the first of three days at the IC4A/ECAC Championships. Though only three competitors took to the track and field today, all three came away with personal bests and NCAA Regional qualifying marks.

Owen Washburn '06 (Amherst, MA) came into the IC4As after taking fourth at Heptagonals in the 5,000-meter run. His time of 14:15.03 was a best by two seconds and keeps him ranked sixth all-time for Brown. His performance was good for fifth overall tonight.

In the throwing circle, Kent Walls '06 (Beckley, WV) competed in the discus, easily eclipsing his previous mark by hitting 169-0 feet. Walls was second in the event at the Heptagonal Championships, and took fifth today at the IC4As. Wall's mark moves him into the top five all-time Brown performances in the event.

Anna Willard '06 (Telstar, ME) also entered the ECACs as a Heptagonal third-place finisher. She took second tonight in the 3,000-meter steeplechase enroute to breaking her own school record by seventeen seconds. Her final time was 10:35.38. Willard will come back on Saturday to race the 1,500-meter.

Competition resumes tomorrow with the men's hammer throw at 10 AM. The first running event will be the men's 1,500-meter run at 11:15. The Bears will have athletes in both of those events and many more throughout the rest of the weekend. Events Schedule